2016 Urogynecological Coding Update

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Prerecorded Event
Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS
90 minutes
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Get Step-by-Step Guidance on Accurate Coding for Diverse Urogynecological Procedures in 2016

Urologists and gynecologists are involved more today than ever before in the performance of urogynecological procedures, especially for vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence. This session by expert speaker, Michael A. Ferragamo MD, FACS, will lead you step by step through the accurate coding process of these procedures, both for simple and complicated urogynecological operations.

New ICD-10 diagnostic codes related to these procedures will also be explained as well as the use of multiple procedures at one surgical encounter and modifier application to the proper CPT® codes. Dr. Ferragamo will explain basic and advanced procedure coding using specific clinical examples. Additionally, you’ll get tips to avoid denials and loss of revenue and methods to prevent them from happening due to improper coding.

Session Highlights:

  • Urogynecology coding updates and tips
  • Urogynecology coding and reimbursements – the basics and advanced
  • Proper coding for labioplasty and skin excision from the vagina
  • Coding guidance for all types of vaginal and uterine prolapses
  • Coding for all types of vaginal slings
  • Avoiding coding complications resulting from gynecological procedures
  • Understanding mesh placements
  • Coding for fistula repairs
  • Insights on urogynecological laparoscopic and robotic surgeries
  • Coding for complicated urogynecological procedures using multiple techniques at one encounter and more

Session Snapshot:

  • Coding for
    • Vaginal Procedures under Anesthesia
    • Female Lesions of Vulva and Labia Destruction and Excision
  • ICD-10 Diagnostic Coding Errors
    • Excision of Skin Lesions
    • Skin Closures
    • Needle Core Biopsy of Vagina
    • Labioplasty
  • 2014 Correct Coding Initiative, CCI- Colpopexy, Suspension of Vaginal Apex
  • Vaginal Approach
  • Abdominal Approach
  • Laparoscopic Approach
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse, POP, and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction with Mesh
  • Uro-Gynecology- Chapter 14 of ICD-10 Manual: Comparison of ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • 7th Character coding in ICD-10 for Trauma and Complication
  • Diagnoses for Urogynecology Complications- Chapter 19 of ICD-10-CM Manual- ICD-9 and ICD-10 comparisons
  • Obstructed Sling (Coding) Algorithm
  • Urogynecology Coding Update:
    • CPT® Coding for Re-Rx. for Failure of Sling
    • Billing for a urethrolysis
    • Recurrent Stress Incontinence Coding for Repeat Surgeries
    • Anterior Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
    • Total Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
    • CPT® Coding for Re-Rx. for Failure of Vaginal Mesh used in Pelvic Repair
    • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
    • Vesicovaginal Fistula  ICD-10  N82.0
    • Urethrovaginal Fistula  ICD-10  N82.1
  • Coding for GYN Robotic Procedures
  • ICD-10-CM Coding tips
  • Seventh Character Use in Urology
  • Pessary Coding for POP, Other Billable Codes and for Medicare

Who should attend?

Urologists, gynecologists, and any surgeons involved in the performance of urogynecological procedures should attend to learn proper coding and to help them from losing entitled revenue. Coders, billers, and office staff wishing to enhance their knowledge of procedural coding will benefit from attending this audio-conference.

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Michael A. Ferragamo - Urology Coding Expert

Dr. Michael A. Ferragamo, Jr., MD, FACS, is the former chief of urology of Hempstead Medical Center and of Franklin Medical Center of Long Island, New York, and presently is assistant clinical professor of urology, State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine. Michael is a consulting editor for Urology Coding Alert and is a coding consultant for many private practices across the United States as...   More Info
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